Bloomington, IL – Pete Fandel, a farmer and teacher at Illinois Central College, was honored at the Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting on November 20, 2018 for his contributions to the environment and for helping other farmers learn about innovative best management practices.
“ICGA appreciates Pete Fandel for his longevity in our industry,” said ICGA President Aron Carlson. “In his former role at the University of Illinois, Pete was an ex officio board member for us. He kept us updated on everything we needed to know related to U of I Extension activity. Now, we are happy to partner with him and his colleagues at ICC on several conservation and water quality projects. We find his work extremely valuable to the future of our industry.”
Fandel teaches agriculture courses and conducts research projects on the ICC campus. Previously, he served as a cover crop specialist with the Illinois Corn Growers Association foundation, Zea Mays, helping farmers understand how they might implement cover crop management systems on their own farms to improve their soil health and to decrease nutrient loss.
Fandel is very active on many committees that work on issues related to soil conservation, water quality, and sustainability.
“Pete is committed to helping farmers better understand their farms and their soils and he shows true dedication to helping us improve the environment we’ve been given,” said Carlson.